I want to design a bunch of mockups of Flash pages, interfaces and other elements in Illustrator, though I would like to eventually use my artwork in a Flash project. Can anyone give me any advice for preparing my artwork in Illustrator to make it easier to import into Flash and use at a later time?
Just make sure to put everything in layers and use symbols where appropriate. Flash's AI import is specifically able to recognize these two things and convert them in its own symbols or sub-scenes, depending on your choice.
It seems like the drawing tools in Flash have gotten much better and lots of artwork could be designed directly in Flash (though AI still does much more). Are there benefits to designing everything in AI and importing into Flash vs. doing it all in Flash? Is it just a matter of preference?